How to Roast Hatch Chiles

How to Roast Hatch Chiles | 5DollarDinners.com

My trip to the grocery store last week almost brought me to tears. An old friend caught my eye as I entered the store. The beautiful, glossy green pepper I look forward to every year was back. I knew that my weekend would revolve around roasting and enjoying these deliciously warm, smoky, and mildly hot Hatch chiles. If you’re new to Hatch green chile peppers then let me … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Taco Meat

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  For those coming over from the Costco Meal Plan #2 post, welcome! To make this recipe for 2 meals, use 2 lbs of the ground beef and 1 can 15 oz can of diced tomatoes. Adjust onion and spices according to taste! There's a reason I don't blog recipes on the weekend. It's my "time off" from blogging. BUT, I don't take time off from cooking! Well, I do. Sorta. We … [Read more...]

How to Freeze Cookie Dough

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I've shared a few of my tips for how to freeze cookie dough in the past, and I wanted to revisit it again as we move into the holiday baking season. I'm planning on doing a couple of "dough makes" in November, as one way to stay ahead of myself once the crazy holidays hit. I'd love to have several batches of dough in the freezer for when those last minute cookie swaps and class … [Read more...]

Apple Pie Filling for the Freezer

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{Repin It} So over Labor Day weekend, we picked almost 30 pounds of apples. There remain about 5 apples in the fridge, that we will snack on this week. But our surplus is not gone! Much of it is packed away nicely in the freezer. After making 3 big batches of slow cooker applesauce (2 of which are in the freezer, and the other long gone!), I also made 2 pies worth of … [Read more...]

Frozen Yogurt Holders

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I haven't tried these personally, but I've heard that they work great for freezing yogurt, or for sending yogurt to school. Or enjoying as an after school snack. It's loads cheaper (and healthier) to buy a large container of plain or lightly sweetened yogurt and mix in your own sweetener and fresh fruit. Load them up in the evening, freeze overnight and drop in the lunchbox … [Read more...]